By Earl P. Holt III
Let me offer a theory that may help explain some of the chaos that plagued the Trump Administration for the first half of 2017.
For forty years or more, many of us have been engaged in hand-to-hand combat with the Bolsheviks in their ongoing Culture War against America. Some of us have even been on the frontlines of those battles.
Unfortunately, while we were risking our livelihoods “in the trenches” fighting this dishonest and relentless foe, Donald Trump was busily funding many of our enemies, including Obama, the Clintons, Michael Bloomberg and others.
Trump was hardly alone in this: Much of corporate America found it expedient to “buy-off” politicians who were in a position to do them harm. This was considered a “cost of doing business,” much as many had earlier paid “protection money” to Jesse Jackson after his many shakedowns.
For most of his life, Trump has been oblivious to the conservative movement, and as a result, made some very regrettable nominations he wouldn’t have made if he were more involved in and more familiar with conservatism.
Reince Priebus, Jeff Sessions, Steve Bannon and Rex Tillerson are nominations that few movement conservatives would ever have made for their respective positions.
As Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC,) Priebus was never anything but a whore for the “Donor Class.” He routinely betrayed the nation and the party by leaking to the news media, while advocating open borders, trade agreements and everything else his RINO masters demanded.
Jeff Sessions was a great U.S. Senator when he had the “cover” of 99 other Senators: However, as Attorney General, he is the WORST decision Donald Trump has ever made. The man is the most timid Attorney General any Republican President has yet appointed, and much of the “Deep State” mischief at Justice and the FBI can be attributed to his Hamlet-like indecision.
Steve Bannon proved himself disloyal to Trump so many times, it’s a wonder he lasted as long as he did. Not only was he the administration’s worst leaker to the Corrupt Leftist Media, but giving White House access to a Jewish pathological liar like Michael Wolff reveals a lack of judgment that is truly staggering.
Rex Tillerson at State is also a catastrophe: Calling Trump a “moron” within earshot of others shows poor judgment, but publicly disagreeing with him over pulling out of the Paris Climate Accords is inexcusable.
Had Trump been more familiar with the conservative movement, he could have nominated people who would be loyal to the nation, loyal to the Constitution, loyal to the Office of the Presidency, and loyal to Donald Trump, himself.
Joe diGenova –- the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia — would have made an excellent Attorney General. Not only is he smart, but he is also principled and tough. He has the kind of guts that are conspicuously absent in Jeff Sessions.
Jim Kalstrom – former Agent-in-Charge of the New York FBI Office – has the respect of everyone who has ever worked with him, and would have made an excellent FBI Director. Kalstrom would not have been timid about cleaning out the “Deep State” appointments of Barack Hussein Obama, and would never have tolerated the shenanigans that have occurred there.
I assumed that John Bolton would be Trump’s Secretary of State. He was not a Trump supporter, but he is a principled guy despite having been in the State Department for years. He does not hesitate to tell blunt and unpleasant truths, a refreshingly rare phenomenon around “Foggy Bottom.”
Early on, someone apparently informed Trump about the Federalist Society, so his judicial nominations have been excellent. If only his other nominations had been as enlightened…